The Public Service Commission has now authorized the Technical Vocational Training Authority (TVETA) to recruit 3000 trainers.
This is in the bid to support the increasing number of trainee’s population which is currently at 470,000.
Speaking during the official launching of the TVETA western region office in Kisumu, Principal Secretary for Vocational and Technical Training Dr Margaret Mwakima sighted the government’s efforts to employ more trainers.
According to Dr Mwakima, this will progressively bridge the gap between the problems of inadequate trainers for the fast growing student population in the institutions.
“The Public Service Commission has already authorized us to recruit 3000 trainers of which 1000 will be diploma holders and 200 will be degree and higher diploma holders,” said Dr Mwakima.
The PS noted the need for the trainers to have professional capacity development skills.
In this regard, Dr Mwakima noted that the trainers will be able to have the linkage between the curriculum and the industry’s technological advancements.
“This dual training I believe will provide a very good landscape for the trainers o be able to get into the industry and get to understand and appreciate the technological advancements,” she said.
She further added that refresher courses are offered at the Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) to impart the competencies that will match the needs of the trainings.
The PS also noted the efforts by the government to scrap out incompetent and unqualified trainers.
She urged the trainers to take an individual initiative to improve more on their skills by furthering their education.
Dr Mwakima also pleaded with the County Governments and the various institutions to also employ qualified staff for proper running of operations.
“I wish that we be keen on staffing so that we employ qualified staff,” she said.